Buckland Filleigh, Deanery of Torrington

Chanter 225B, 804-805

  1. Population and dissenters: 24. I don't know of any Dissenter of any denominacion to this Parish.

  2. Public or charity schools: There is no Publick or Charity School in the Parish.

  3. Alms-house, hospital or charitable endowment: There is no Alms-house, Hospital, or other charitable Endowment in the Parish.

  4. Residence upon cure: I reside personally upon my Cure, and in the Parsonage House.

  5. Curate: I have no Curate in this Parish.

  6. Divine service at other churches: I do not, except (as by Law oblig'd) in the Parish of North-lew.

  7. Frequency of divine service: Divine Service is perform'd in my Church twice every Lord's Day, with a Sermon in the morning, and on Holy-Days.

  8. Frequency of communion: The Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is administred in my Church on Easter Day, the Lords day following, on Whitsunday, on the Lords' day immediately preceding or {following} coming after the feast of St. Michael the Arch-Angel, and on the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord or the Lord's Day following.

  9. Number of communicants: I can't exactly Answer, but imagine they may be upwards of Sixty the greatest part are constant Communicants. There were about 40 Communicants at Easter last, and the Lords-Day following.

  10. Catechising of children: I usually Catechize the Childn of my Parish on Sunday's in the Afternoon in time of Lent, and at other convenient Seasons of the year. My Parishoners do send their Childn & Servts to be instructed by me.

  11. Chapels or chapels in ruins: I don't know nor have heard of any Chapel within this Parish in Repair or in Ruins.

    Buckland Filleigh R.óJames Silke A.B. Instituted May 24th 1717.
    Presb. 31st May 1713. Ofsp. Exon.

    Tho Silke July 2d 1744. [Explanation]